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Eddie Harran

Explorer-in-Residence | Deloitte Centre for the Edge

Melbourne, Australia

Futurist + Temporal Designer. Come say hello on twitter - @eddieharran … [see more]

"Optimise for happiness, everything will come."

Tung Nguyen

General Manager, Digital | Redkite

Sydney, Australia

I help people and organisations navigate the journey from who they are now and who they want to be. Taking processes, tools and mythologies from leading innovative organisations and modifying them so that they can work for smaller organisations or NFPs (because every organisation is different). … [see more]

"Valuing creativity, one Partnership at a time"

Kate Dezarnaulds

NFP Director & Business Development Consultant | Organisations....

Berry, Australia

I am a business development consultant currently working on major projects for StartupAUS, TEDxSydney and The Chaser Lecture & Dinner. I regularly speak at conferences on sponsorship trends and judge industry awards and see my role as an advocate and a campaigner for a self-sustaining cultural and entrepreneurial sector. My love of the arts and  … [see more]

"Defending Earth Against Asteroids"

Danica Remy

Chief Operating Officer | B612 Foundation

MILL VALLEY, United States

I am the COO of B612 Foundation, the mission of which is to defend the earth against asteroids. More information in the links section below. Most recently I helped co-found Asteroid Day a United Nations recognized day of education and awareness. I have successfully led operations for several cutting edge organizations, with expertise in information  … [see more]

"Supporting peoples passions"

Cassandra Kevin

Director and Co - Founder | AVANT Agency

Sydney, Australia

I have over 15 years experience in the event industry working across the Arts, Sport, Business and Food sectors and delivering new business partnership properties across Australia. I am a strategic thinker with excellent, presentation, business development, negotiation and sales skills. Commercially aware with a solid track record of success in developing, implementing and leveraging  … [see more]

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing. Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans  … [see more]

"PR on Purpose"

Karen Morris

Creative Director | Underground Communications

Sydney, Australia

I run a boutique Public Relations agency in Sydney. Our focus is on helping conscious businesses share their purpose and story with the wider community, with an emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility. I have a goal to change corporate culture to ensure that organisations work with a more ethical approach to their impact on all  … [see more]

"Passionate Do-er"

Margaret Cheng

People, Culture & Engagement Lead | TEDxSydney

Sydney, Australia

I thrive on diversity of work and finding and delivering creative solutions to challenges. I am a passionate program delivery specialist with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions, and major operational improvements to bring efficiency and quality. I have demonstrated success bringing to life large scale and critical projects/events in ambiguous operating environments.  … [see more]

Amy Denmeade

independent consultant

Sydney, Australia

I've worked in various strategy and business development roles for media and technology companies, large and small, in Australia and the US. Currently working as an independent consultant. Co-founder TEDxSydney. Supporter of a number of fabulous organisations, including the Sydney Story Factory. … [see more]

"Doing well, while doing good"

Jose Adrian Gabriel-Camacho

Creador de Redes | Workósfera

Puebla, Mexico

I was born in African Safari amongst lions and giraffes therefore I grew up with a love for nature and questioning our humanity's footprint and the impact we have to the environment. I've lived in Mexico for most of my life but I have spent many years abroad. Recently I lived in Australia where I  … [see more]

"If the Gods are watching, then put on a good show."

Dee Anderson

Author | Kikir of the Walking Trees

Christchurch, New Zealand

A decade in the music industry led to consulting in the arts and culture sector bringing REMIX to Sydney, a global summit exploring the intersection between Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship. I also consult in International Government relations with a speciality in international student mobility, scholarships and trade relations. Recently I have launched global creative crowdsourcing  … [see more]

"to embody & live, know, connect, transcend, share, care and dare in common frames of references"

Heiner Benking

Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, Consultant, Facilitator, ... | various GLocally....

Berlin, Germany

"I had a couple of lifes: technician and engineer, planner, consultant, sales and marketing, infographics coiner, environmental management and research, curator, futurist, educator, facilitator, ... in fields as wide as: environmental education, culture, youth, media,... My function is capacitity building along and across scales and cultures in an appreciative, attentive style typical for concerned generalists,  … [see more]

"Be flexible."

Alf Lim

Leadership Development Program | The Global Education & Leadership Foundation

Arendal, Norway

My name is Alf Lim. I was born and raised in Arendal, Norway, lived in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Shanghai, New York, and I am now residing in New Delhi, India. I have degree in Economics with a double minor in Psychology and Business Studies at New York University's honors college in Abu Dhabi. I  … [see more]

"Perpetual learning"

Asher Devang

Innovation and Strategy Consultant | Innosight, TEDxSingapore, Singularity University, +Acumen

Singapore, Singapore

I am an innovation and strategy consultant at Innosight. Prior to this, I worked at a start-up called smove where I helped create an electric-vehicle sharing service in Singapore. I am obsessed with trends and cutting edge innovations across industries. I attended Singularity University to fully understand the exponential technologies that will change almost every  … [see more]

"Putting the Culture back into Agriculture"

Robert Pekin

Founder & CiEiO | Food Connect

Brisbane, Australia

Born and bred on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, later to return to continue the family farm after a 10 year stint as an aircraft maintenance engineer, marine service proprietor, contract musterer, builders labourer, truck driver, mechanic and hydraulics technician. Since returning to farming my life has been committed to putting agriculture on a  … [see more]

"Ideas excite me!"

Joan Margaret Anderson

Editor | SGI (Soka Gakkai International)

Tokyo, Japan

I have been in Japan for nearly 20 years, working for the SGI Buddhist association which has been an excellent place to encounter interesting people from around the world. The challenge of communicating what socially engaged, community based Buddhism is has kept me busy and as my language skills have improved, and my love of  … [see more]

Alissa Everett

Photographer and Humanitarian

Nairobi, Kenya

I'm a photographer, humanitarian and idealist. I shine a light into the shadows and seek out the good in the darkest corners of the world. I've traveled to and covered stories in somewhere around 115 countries depending on when you read this, and will never have a favorite. I also founded a non-profit in 2008,  … [see more]

"SenseMaking for ChangeMaking"

GK VanPatter

SenseMaker, Author of Innovation Methods Mapping, CoFounder Humantific | Humantific / New York

New York, United States

Humantific helps organizational leaders tackle complex challenges and build SenseMaking for ChangeMaking capacity. We are pioneers in how to make sense of and integrate visualized data, information (in some communities now being reframed as "evidence") into the multi-disciplinary innovation process. In Humantificland we call these Complexity Navigation skills and consider them to be next generation  … [see more]

Gavin Dixon

Commercialisation Manager | University of Wollongong

Wollongong, Australia

I help translate university research into use with a track record of products/services across disciplines of medicine, physical science, engineering and social science. I have a background in the medical sciences (neurobiology) and have been an AU patent and trademarks attorney since 2006. I mentor students and others in aspects of business development. I ran  … [see more]

Kim Anderson

Marketing Director | Smart Design

New York, United States

A diverse marketing & communications leader, interested in the intersection of humans and tech, design, data-driven solutions, wellness and conscious business. I believe in creating sustainable, shared value between individuals and the brands who shape our lifestyles. An advocate for social good, my work includes a sprinkling of causes and projects dedicated to impacting our  … [see more]

"No man is an island"

Hannington Segirinya

Team Lead | New Dawn Africa Foundation

Kampala, Uganda

I am a free thinker and believe in a just society where it's each citizen's role to make sure everyone has fun and lacks no basic needs. I work with New Dawn Africa Foundation an organisation that cares for children & women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda Africa. We show them that they are useful  … [see more]

Laura Gomez

Editor | KLASSIK MAGAZINE

Barcelona, Spain

Founder, Publisher & Curator of KLASSIK MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL Previously VIP Relations Manager and Communications Manager at Markowicz Art Fine Gallery, Miami, Fl … [see more]

Debbie Adler

Digital Engagement Strategist | Debbie Adler Consulting

San Francisco, United States

I have been working with nonprofits for most of my career, from KCRW and WNET to managing clients like The Rockefeller Foundation and Homeboy Industries. Last year, I worked at the Kairos Society, a company with a global network of young entrepreneurs who are solving complex challenges. Today, I'm working as an independent consultant for  … [see more]

"Big Ideas, Big Heart, Big Impact."

Oona Eager

Director, Marketing | THNK

Vancouver, Canada

I am a professional connector, committed to advancing social innovation, design thinking, and the general intersection of business and social impact. I am formerly of the corporate tourism world, but have always been entrepreneurial at heart. … [see more]

Elena Crescia

Director of Ideas

Sao Paulo, Brazil

I am searching for ways to change the world with the power of ideas. Founder of Portfolia. Founder of Editora de Ideias. President of Net Impact Sao Paulo Chapter. Curator and organizer of TEDxJardins & TEDxJardinsWomen. Curator and organizer of TEDxSãoPaulo & TEDxSãoPauloWomen. Passionate about impact investment, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, social finance, gov 2.0, Latin  … [see more]

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